- The number of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Region has hit 16
- This comes after the confirmation of 15 new cases as of April 9, 2020
- The first case of COVID-19 in the region was reported on March 31, 2020
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YEN.com.gh has learned that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Region has hit 16.
This comes after the confirmation of 15 new cases as of April 9, 2020.
All the new cases were detected in the Lower Manya Krobo where over 200 people had been quarantined.
According to the Eastern Regional Health Directorate, there is no report of infection outside the quarantine camp.
''The 15 additional cases are among the 244 quarantined contacts in AFCON Camp B (Lower Manya Krobo). There is still no report infection outside the camp,'' citinewsroom.com quotes the directorate as saying.
The first case of COVID-19 in the region was reported on March 31, 2020, while the additional 15 were confirmed on April 9, 2020.
''All other contacts identified in the region are in stable condition and being monitored,'' the directorate said.
Samples collected from various districts in the region have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institution for Medical Research (NMIMR) for testing.
Meanwhile, as of April 9, 2020, 378 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the country.
The number includes six deaths and four recoveries.
A number of patients have also been discharged from hospitals and are being managed at home.
Those people are pending further tests to confirm their COVID-19 status to determine whether they will be deemed totally recovered or will require extra care.
Also, President Nana Akufo-Addo in a televised broadcast on Thursday, April 9, 2020, said that Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area, are to remain on lockdown for an additional week with movements restricted as a means to stop the spread of COVID-19.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has gathered details of what triggered the shooting of a police woman by a soldier while on duty with her at the Tema New Town Metropolis of the Greater Accra Region. An earlier report indicated that the incident happened on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
The policewoman was identified as Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge who is with the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Police at the Tema Regional Police Command.
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